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Neighbourhood Clinical Practitioner

Job Description

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust is a high performing provider of community based services with a strong, value based culture. Our focus is on prevention, achieving better life expectancy, lowering health inequalities and enhancing patient experience. We exist to deliver the best possible care to the people of Leeds and beyond and this vision is reflected in our commitment to quality, our status as a teaching organisation and research portfolio. This has led to our reputation for innovation and delivering excellent services in collaboration with NHS, local government, third and private sector partners and our 3,000 staff work in the heart of all community – schools, homes, prisons and even the street.

Do you want to really make a difference by providing great care for patients in the most appropriate settings?

Moving forwards with an integrated workforce an opportunity has arisen for an experienced, innovative nurse who is looking for an exciting challenge.

This new way of working offers the opportunity to clinically help shape the development of the Neighbourhood Teams and contribute to key pathways, working across the health and social care economy.

The successful candidate will be committed to improving patient care, working within and promoting a case management model, providing visible and effective leadership at the point of care and further developing their knowledge and clinical skills.

This post will suit an individual who is seeking to progress clinically and is therefore willing to undertake further studies, for example Independent and Supplementary Prescribing, Advanced Practitioner Studies and disease specific modules/diplomas.

As a clinician and leader at the point of care the role will involve close working with Community Matrons, GPs, Neighbourhood Team nurses, therapists, social workers and wrap around services to manage complex patients with long term conditions and supporting new initiatives promoting proactive case management to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010

If you are excited by this potential opportunity then we would love to hear from you.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £4883 or Standard £30) from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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